Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Motorola Droid X > Droid X - All Things Root
Droid X - All Things Root Rooting, ROMS, Overclocking, etc.

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old December 28th, 2010, 07:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
faber78
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default theme help tutorial

12/28/10 - repost if you've already seen this thread.
started its own thread with more appropriate title.

so far covers .9's, status bar notification color changes, carrier name change.
i did a simple copy and paste from a mess of two other threads, so please report any issues if anyone uses this tutorial.

system color changes in text now added....scroll down. 1/24/11

how to change the words you see on installation of a theme (updater script)....2/20/11 scroll down.

added Bouchigo's "getting java in your path" tutorial (thanks bo )....2/27/11 scroll down.
--------------------------------------------


.9's (making things stretch):


I started this earlier and ran in to trouble. Apparently the android sdk r8 doesnt work the way r7 did and as easily as beta 9....at least with my little skill level. But I think we'll give it another go.

-I'm pretty much self-taught, so go easy on me.

Things you need:
-Time and patience
https://cds.sun.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/CDS-CDS_Developer-Site/en_US/-/USD/ViewProductDetail-Start?ProductRef=jdk-6u23-oth-JPR@CDS-CDS_Developer
(^Not sure if you need the developers java or regular, I have both now ....over my head).
7-Zip
GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program
Android SDK - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
(^f%#&, get this version....cause if you ever use 1 thing in a huge system of stuff....they'll go and change the thing you use....lol....)
[Release] xUltimate - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum
(xultimate draw9patch compiler; its toward the bottom of first post under standalone. I believe 86 is for 32 bit and 64 is for 64 bit).


-Extract xcompiler and android sdk to your desktop, install 7zip and gimp.

------------------------

So I'm gonna work in blkwhtandchrome and change the color of the menu background while still keeping the chrome trim looking good. We'll change it to .... let's say red. (Cause now that I have my phone how I like it I might as well mess with it )

First take your theme and make a copy somewhere safe. I like to use another partition on my ssd/hard drive so I can just drag and drop it to my desktop and it will easily make a copy keeping the original safe. You could probably easily do the same with a thumb drive or sd card or something.

Put your theme to work with on your desktop and call it "test" or whatever.






Lets do a little learning. Follow the pic below. (Close folder, by the way, is the little folder with the green arrow on the left of the location window, just under the copy to the right arrow).
(When you open 7zip, remember you can open more then one instance of 7zip which can mess with you later, and you need to do that at other times....its not a big deal, you wont do it on accident, I just want to mention it....you'll know you can see that there is another window open in bottom bar or on desktop like any other window. I just didnt want anyone to open two instances and then get messed up later when trying to close and finish one if they accidentally switched to the other, or anything else that might happen. To do other things we have to open 2 or more sometimes....not with this).

- Create a folder on your desktop called "pngs" and inside of 7zip locate your theme "test".
- Now click on it in 7zip (double click on my touch pad net book) and it will open up inside 7zip. Its like peeking inside a zipped folder without opening it.
- Now click on through these folders:
test (theme on desktop), system, framework, framework-res.apk, res, drawable-hdpi.
-Go to "edit" in top bar of 7zip, pick "select all" and it should look like the pic below.


-Then double click or whatever method your computer uses to drag and drop all of it in to your "pngs" folder. (Just grab one spot inside 7zip, it will all go with since you told it select all).
See below.


-Give it time to finish copying. You didnt move anything from the theme, you copied it all to your "png" folder. It wont effect the theme any until you put something back in to 7zip with the same name as something else, then it will overwrite that file....we'll get to that later.

-Open your "png" folder and look around. This is the inside graphics of your phone. (Some of them).

- Im looking for "menu_background_fill_parent_width.9".

Now lets stop. "How do you know what you are looking for?", you ask.
F$%^#$^ trial and error is how I found out....lol....hopefully you can find out an easier way. Plus it resembles what I'm looking for and the name kinda makes sense. But trial and error would be my answer.

Find the .png you want to edit and drag it to desktop. (Make a copy of it somewhere else, just like with the whole theme; if you think you may screw this up........I know I will....lol.)

Now open up Gimp, give it time to load up, and then drag and drop our .png on there.


Now follow pics below:




When you are done making changes, click "file" and select "save" or close it and it SHOULD ask you to save. DO NOT CHANGE THE NAME OF THE .PNG.

Now at this point it looks like you want and we kept transparency, so we should be able to just throw it back in the theme and go on, right?....I wish. You can try it just to see how bad it looks.

- Now go in to android sdk and find "tools" then find "draw9patch" and open it.....it should open up and you can drag/drop your .png on to it.

That should bring you to the pick below.
Follow directions on pic below and save then quit.

NEVER MIND THE NEXT PIC ISNT THE SAME PNG; PHOTOBUCKET MESSED UP MY TUTORIAL AND I JUST THREW IN THIS PIC. WORKS THE SAME.

BE SURE WHEN YOU USE .9THIS^ YOU DONT TELL IT IT CAN WRITE TEXT ON CURVES AND SUCH (i may have gone to far with my right side/bottom lines) OR THAT IT CAN STRETCH IN A CURVE UNLESS YOU WANT IT TO. ALL WE CARE ABOUT IN HERE IS THE BLACK DOT AT TOP/LEFT AND LINES RIGHT/BOTTOM.

Still not done.

Now open up your extracted file of xcompiler and go in to the folders (just open, not in 7zip):
- example1, res, drawable hdpi and delete everything in there. (its someone else's work....just delete all of it. Make sure you are hitting delete, not backspace.

Drag/drop (or copy paste or whatever) your png there.

- Back out until you see the little droid icon (and both example folders/etc.).

-Click/start the little droid icon.

-When it is done there should be a new folder that is called "done" (imagine that). Go into it and example1 and on until you find your png. Then drag/drop it on your desktop.

-Now open 7zip (or find the one you had open or whatever) and navigate to where we originally got all the pngs....look back at the beginning.

-Then right click/delete your new png....JUST KIDDING.....LOL....
(^If you accidentally deleted it; it's O.K., you needed the practice anyway).

-OK, seriously: drag/drop your new png right into 7zip where we got it from (EXACTLY IN THE SAME FOLDER YOU ORIGINALLY PULLED IT FROM), it will overwrite the old one. AS LONG AS YOU NEVER CHANGED THE NAME OF IT WHILE WORKING ON IT. Tell it yes you want to copy it there or whatever when it asks.

DELETED PIC; FOLLOW WRITTEN DIRECTIONS.

-Close 7zip and tell it "OK".

-Now load like normal and cross your fingers.

Look at that, its red and the chrome looks OK!


DELETED PIC.
Hope this helps someone.






-------------------------------------

 
Last edited by faber78; February 27th, 2011 at 01:46 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to For This Useful Post:
Aggie12 (January 13th, 2011), bouchigo (December 28th, 2010), colchiro (December 29th, 2010), darkcyber (February 15th, 2011), dhoffman1421 (December 29th, 2010), Kain72 (December 29th, 2010)
sponsored links
Old December 28th, 2010, 08:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
faber78
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

status bar notifications color change:



status bar/notifications/etc. color change:

first off: credit to bouchigo (no way i would have figured all this out without him sticking with me through learning it).

helpful links:

[Q] Changing the "Verizon Wireless" text - xda-developers
Text Color Change (Complete how to do) - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum
[Guide] Change notification/clock/pull down text colors
Web Color Chart - Hexadecimal - by VisiBone

HxD - Freeware Hex Editor and Disk Editor | mh-nexus
7-Zip
colorChangev3.jar










-right click your "framework" folder and select: "7zip", then "add to archive" on 7zip pop out....you'll get the pic below.








go here: Web Color Chart - Hexadecimal - by VisiBone
and pic your color....remember it exactly. put it somewhere.














in the pic below: remember we are looking at the set AFTER what search finds, not the highlighted group that search found. also the disk in hxd = save.



check all 3 .xmls and change any finds in the pic below (it just happened in my case that i only had to change 2 in status bar and the others didnt have any finds).








----------------------------------------------------------



carrier name change:



changing carrier name:
















sorry my last awnser was so short, have the flu and its kicking my arse....

hope this helps.
 
Last edited by faber78; December 28th, 2010 at 11:09 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to For This Useful Post:
Aggie12 (January 13th, 2011), bouchigo (December 28th, 2010), colchiro (December 29th, 2010), dhoffman1421 (December 29th, 2010)
Old December 28th, 2010, 08:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
faber78
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

reserved.

please post up any issues any using these write ups.

----------------------------------------------------------------------

--------------Bouchigo was nice enough to do a write up on getting java in to your path. On a couple of these tutorials you'll see the requirement posted to do so. This will show you how to get java in your path and with anything else that needs to be in your path, you just repeat the same procedure.---------------

Quote:
Originally Posted by bouchigo
Here's the guide to add java to the variables path; Win 7 64-bit. Win 7 32-bit should be pretty much the same, but with Win XP systems you get to the variables a bit differently.

1. Go to the Control Panel; once in Control Panel, click on the "System" icon and it will take you to this:



2. Click on "Advanced system settings" on the top left corner and it will take you to this:



3. Click on the "Environment Variables..." button and it will pop up this window:



4. In the "System variables" section scroll down to "Path".




5. Now click on "Edit" and it will pop up this window:



6. In "Variable value" you will type the location of your java installation. Go to the very end of "Variable value" and make sure there is a semi-colon ( at the end of the last entry.

7. For example, my java installation is located here: C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_21\bin. This means my entry at the end would look like this:

XXXX;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_21\bin; (the XXXX just represent the text that already exists before your java entry.

8. Once you've done this, just click "OK" until all the windows have been closed, and that's it, you are done.
 
Last edited by faber78; February 27th, 2011 at 01:44 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old December 28th, 2010, 08:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 1,061
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 29
Thanked 90 Times in 74 Posts
Default

You young people are smart as sh**. You drink to much but you are super smart.
Bankswood is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 28th, 2010, 08:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
faber78
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bankswood View Post
You young people are smart as sh**. You drink to much but you are super smart.
lol....im kinda older and gave up the bottle when i was blessed with a daughter.

but i agree, they sure are and sure do
 
Reply With Quote
Old December 28th, 2010, 08:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 1,061
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 29
Thanked 90 Times in 74 Posts
Default

Ok, when you daughter starts to date you may want to rethink the bottle.
Bankswood is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 28th, 2010, 08:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
faber78
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bankswood View Post
Ok, when you daughter starts to date you may want to rethink the bottle.
lol....i know you're right.
 
Reply With Quote
Old December 28th, 2010, 10:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
Be nice!
 
Steven58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New Jersey, USA
Gender: Male
Posts: 32,290
 
Device(s): AOKP 4.4.2 (Kit Kat)
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 8,567
Thanked 26,456 Times in 6,829 Posts
Default

Thread Stickied.

You, sir, are amazing.
__________________
==============================


My old signature went here ^^
Steven58 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Steven58 For This Useful Post:
Old December 28th, 2010, 10:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bouchigo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Stockton, CA
Posts: 3,756
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus, Droid X running Liberty 3v2.0 with ICS theme, and HP Touchpad with CM7 Alpha 2.1 and H
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 317
Thanked 1,273 Times in 782 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steven58 View Post
Thread Stickied.

You, sir, are amazing.
Finally you sticky it



@faber

Great job as always
bouchigo is offline  
Last edited by bouchigo; December 28th, 2010 at 10:47 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to bouchigo For This Useful Post:
Old December 28th, 2010, 10:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
faber78
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

thanks guys
 
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old December 29th, 2010, 09:58 AM   #11 (permalink)
Be nice!
 
Steven58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New Jersey, USA
Gender: Male
Posts: 32,290
 
Device(s): AOKP 4.4.2 (Kit Kat)
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 8,567
Thanked 26,456 Times in 6,829 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bouchigo View Post
Finally you sticky it

I know... you can't get good help nowadays, huh?
Steven58 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 29th, 2010, 12:22 PM   #12 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 620
 
Device(s): Droid X, .596 GB, rooted and deodexed. Viewsonic G Tab w/vegaN 5.1.1 and 32G Asus Transformer
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 307
Thanked 76 Times in 65 Posts
Default

Nice write up faber. I would have thought Ninjamorph was involved somewhere but it's not. The first part while complicated seems like it's doable. The revising Verizon Wireless though seemed much more complicated and I got lost. Will need to read through it a few times I am sure.

Anyway, it encourages users to try to make DIY customizations.
dhoffman1421 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to dhoffman1421 For This Useful Post:
Old December 29th, 2010, 02:38 PM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bouchigo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Stockton, CA
Posts: 3,756
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus, Droid X running Liberty 3v2.0 with ICS theme, and HP Touchpad with CM7 Alpha 2.1 and H
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 317
Thanked 1,273 Times in 782 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steven58 View Post
I know... you can't get good help nowadays, huh?
We've got you, so it's not that hard



Quote:
Originally Posted by dhoffman1421 View Post
Nice write up faber. I would have thought Ninjamorph was involved somewhere but it's not. The first part while complicated seems like it's doable. The revising Verizon Wireless though seemed much more complicated and I got lost. Will need to read through it a few times I am sure.

Anyway, it encourages users to try to make DIY customizations.

Just keep at it, I know it seems like a lot of info. all at once, but once you get it down it's really simple to do. You just need practice at it is all
bouchigo is offline  
Last edited by bouchigo; December 29th, 2010 at 02:43 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to bouchigo For This Useful Post:
dhoffman1421 (December 29th, 2010)
Old December 29th, 2010, 05:35 PM   #14 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 620
 
Device(s): Droid X, .596 GB, rooted and deodexed. Viewsonic G Tab w/vegaN 5.1.1 and 32G Asus Transformer
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 307
Thanked 76 Times in 65 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bouchigo View Post
We've got you, so it's not that hard






Just keep at it, I know it seems like a lot of info. all at once, but once you get it down it's really simple to do. You just need practice at it is all
Thanks, I will try it out. as long as I follow directions the worst thing that happens is I have wasted some time and learned something in the process, a fair tradeoff.

Happy New Year to you both!
dhoffman1421 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 29th, 2010, 05:53 PM   #15 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bouchigo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Stockton, CA
Posts: 3,756
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus, Droid X running Liberty 3v2.0 with ICS theme, and HP Touchpad with CM7 Alpha 2.1 and H
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 317
Thanked 1,273 Times in 782 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dhoffman1421 View Post
Thanks, I will try it out. as long as I follow directions the worst thing that happens is I have wasted some time and learned something in the process, a fair tradeoff.

Happy New Year to you both!
Cool, well hopefully it works out though.

Happy New Year to you too!
bouchigo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 29th, 2010, 06:45 PM   #16 (permalink)
faber78
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dhoffman1421 View Post
Nice write up faber. I would have thought Ninjamorph was involved somewhere but it's not. The first part while complicated seems like it's doable. The revising Verizon Wireless though seemed much more complicated and I got lost. Will need to read through it a few times I am sure.

Anyway, it encourages users to try to make DIY customizations.
you can do it!
and if you cant; we can help!
 
Reply With Quote
Old January 16th, 2011, 04:38 PM   #17 (permalink)
faber78
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

better unsticky me.....photobucket just stuck it to me....lol....
 
Reply With Quote
Old January 19th, 2011, 12:06 PM   #18 (permalink)
faber78
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

hey the pics are back....way to go photo bucket!
 
Reply With Quote
Old January 19th, 2011, 12:08 PM   #19 (permalink)
faber78
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

or at least some of them....lol....
 
Reply With Quote
Old January 23rd, 2011, 07:24 PM   #20 (permalink)
faber78
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

READ ALL OF THIS, PLEASE.
YOU ARE SERIOUSLY ON YOUR OWN WITH THIS ONE.

------------If you catch an error while using apk manager, you need to start over or figure out about java being in your path....or fix whatever the issue is....dont ignore it and go ahead and try to boot your final .zip; most likely you will go in to boot loops.-------


WARNING: I literally just got through learning this and am not responsible for messing up your phone. I also want it clear that having just learned it myself....any step could be off. (Im writing this up as much for myself as anyone else....lol....).

The next warning is that I thought I was having problems getting java in my path....now I think I was doing something else wrong. I wanted to make sure and explain the whole java thing but pretty much no nothing about java and figure that it may have not been an issue for me....so if you follow these steps and it doesnt work you may look at putting java in your path....whatever all that means.

The final warning: make sure you have a lot of time and patience, its gonna take both to get through this.
------------------------------------------------

----huge thanks to bouchigo; without him you wouldnt even be reading this attempt to do a tutorial on this-----

--------------------------------------

CHANGING THE SYSTEM COLORS IN A THEME IN LIBERTY FIRST RELEASE ROM

Im gonna change matted blues to ff33cc, whatever color that was....pinkish or something....

things you will need;
apk manager; Apk Manager 4.9 - Makes Modifying Ur Apk A Breeze (Windows/Linux) - xda-developers
7zip (you should have this already if you are going this far in to themeing)
7-Zip
notepad: http://notepad-plus-plus.org/
I also have these java versions and android sdk installed....(exact versions or what is neccessary is beyond me, im telling you what i have in);
Java Platform, Standard Edition 6u21 Binary Snapshot Releases
java developer kit
Java SE Downloads
Android SDK | Android Developers
android developer sdk

----------------
i downloaded and isntalled both javas, android kit, and of course 7zip, then tired to put java sdk bin, android tools, and app manager other in my path. DO NOT QUOTE ME ON THIS.^(shoot, it may not even matter....you can try it first without worrying about the whole path thing and see how it goes).

--------------------

You will also need:
- a copy of the liberty version 1 rom (we'll see how all this works on other roms and later versions....havent tried that yet).
- a copy of the theme you want to change colors on.
- toggle button on.9 that is correctly compiled (there were errors on the on in the liberty rom framework....ill upload one you can download, extract and apply when its time).
button_toggle.9.zip
dont change its name^
--------------------------



extract apkmanager
go in to 7zip and open up liberty rom unitl you find "framework-res.apk"
drag drop it in to apk managers folder called "place here to mod"

we should see this:


now close 7zip and hit script inside apk manager
follow these steps;
-enter to start
22 to select then enter
1 to select framework-res then enter
9 to decompile then enter

it should start decompiling your framework from liberty rom.

when its done go in to the projects folder in apk manager and open up:
-projects, then framework-res, then res, then drawable hdpi

at this point you should be looking at a bunch of the png's (little pictures).
- find and delete "button toggle on.9" and "button toggle on."
see below;



- now add your properly compiled button toggle .9 (or just use the one you downloaded from be my unzipping the folder and drag dropping the png right in to the same folder you deleted the other 2 button toggle on's from).

--------------------switching gears
now back out until you see all the folders in res, there should be a folder called "values"....see below;


- go in to it and find "colors."
drag drop colors in to

(continued next post....saving all this).
 
Last edited by faber78; January 25th, 2011 at 03:01 AM.
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old January 23rd, 2011, 07:25 PM   #21 (permalink)
faber78
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

ok...so drag drop colors on to notepad and you should see this;



now these are what was changed on blackdoutblue theme....and the pic is what bouchigo sent me that he changed.
I just use bouchigo's pic and run through them, ill leave out the ones for the sliders.
Im still experimenting with these....as I'm just getting to doing this.

bright forground dark
bright forground disabled

dim fogrnd drk
dim forgnd drk disabled
dim forgrnd drk inv
dim forgrnd drk inv dis

brght forgrnd lght


brght frgrnd lght disabled
dim frgrnd lght
dim frgnd lght disabled
dim frgrnd lght inv
dim frgrnd lght inv disabled

search url txt nrml
search url txt selected to @color/bright_foreground_dark

kygrd txt color unlock
kygrd txt color soundoff
kygrd txt color sound on
kygrd txt color decline



i just use this for now^
------------------
pic the color you want from here;
http://html-color-codes.com/

im using ff33cc and the edit code is in alpha (ff) bluegreenred....so it will look like ffff33cc.
basically put an ff in front of whatever color code you pick.

now go through and edit the ones you want to change.
you should be seeing something like this;



i pointed an arrow at one of the changes i made....anywhere you see that same code i changed it to what i wanted there.
- then click save in notepad.

-------------------switching gears again.
no go back in to apk manager and back out until you see the original "script" button and the "place apk to mod here" folder and all that.

run the script....or if you never closed it then get to the window for it again.
type 22 to select work
select 1 for framework-res
then 11 to compile

it should now tell you it is building your apk....
-------when it is done it will ask you if it is a system apk...awnser YES AND YES TO THE NEXT QUESTION AS WELL.
it will begin a huge extraction process, when its done follow the directions it has....which should be to:
go back in to apk manager and the "keep" folder....make your way to drawable hdpi and delete the "button toggle on .9" png we added earlier and to back out and delete the "resources.arsc" that is in the keep folder.

like this;


i already deleted the resources folder or id show a pic of it as well. you should see it when you first open the "keep" folder.
- now back to the apk manager (terminal) to hit return.

It should go through a compressing process, say that everything is ok (real quick), the go back to the "make your decision" page.

----Now hit 22 to select your project again and then select FRAMEWORK-RES....NOT....NOT....UNSIGNED FRAMEWORK-RES.
(I wasted a ton of time thinking I had to select unsigned framework-res).

see below;





----After it goes back to the "make your decision" screen....SELECT OPTION 12 TO SIGN THE APK.

Now you should have an "signed-framework-res.apk" in the "place apk here to mod" folder of apk manager.
If so, then drag drop it to your desktop.
Then right click and rename it just "framework-res" basically right click, rename, and delete the signed part of its name.

(continued next post).
 
Last edited by faber78; January 23rd, 2011 at 08:02 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to For This Useful Post:
bouchigo (January 23rd, 2011)
Old January 23rd, 2011, 08:04 PM   #22 (permalink)
faber78
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

--------now open two counts of 7 zip;
-1 of the new framework you just created
-2 in to the framework of your theme you want to change the colors on



- next go in to the "res" folders of both and find the drawable folders.

- highlight any .png's (and the default wallpaper .jpg in res drawable) and drag drop over to the framework you made on your desktop (inside 7zip, if course).
Like this;



back out and go in to the next "drawable" folder and do the same.
in "drawable hdpi" you can just use 7zips edit, select all; then drag drop the whole thing.
----we arent pulling over .xml's (except the battery ones in drawable hdpi).

--once you have gone through all the drawable folders and dragged the pngs over to their same folder in the framework (you created) in 7zip....close both 7zips.

then reopen two 7zips and take 1 into the theme you want to change the color on, the second to where you can see your new framework.

like this;



you can either delete the one inside the theme you are wanting to change, or just drag drop your created framework in to it and it will overwrite the old one.

---now close up 7zips and drop on your sd card and install (good luck....lol).

you should get this;



the way ive been able to tell mess ups is that launcher pro, widget locker, and the liberty option inside settings all force close.

if you follow this method you should be ok.
 
Last edited by faber78; January 23rd, 2011 at 08:38 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old January 23rd, 2011, 08:38 PM   #23 (permalink)
faber78
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

reserved.
will proof read later.
 
Reply With Quote
Old January 23rd, 2011, 08:45 PM   #24 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bouchigo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Stockton, CA
Posts: 3,756
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus, Droid X running Liberty 3v2.0 with ICS theme, and HP Touchpad with CM7 Alpha 2.1 and H
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 317
Thanked 1,273 Times in 782 Posts
Default

Wow......I didn't realize what a long and involved process it really was......lol.

The tutorial is looking good so far
bouchigo is offline  
Last edited by bouchigo; January 23rd, 2011 at 08:47 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to bouchigo For This Useful Post:
Old January 23rd, 2011, 08:50 PM   #25 (permalink)
faber78
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bouchigo View Post
Wow......I didn't realize what a long and involved process it really was......lol.

The tutorial is looking good so far
crazy how long it gets when you try and explain everything....lol....
let me know if you see anything that will screw it up....im gonna try and read back through it later.
 
Reply With Quote
Old January 24th, 2011, 11:12 AM   #26 (permalink)
faber78
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

i think zip aligning and optimizing seemed to make things go smoother running during and after install....not a bad idea to do in my opinion.
 
Reply With Quote
Old January 24th, 2011, 11:25 AM   #27 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bouchigo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Stockton, CA
Posts: 3,756
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus, Droid X running Liberty 3v2.0 with ICS theme, and HP Touchpad with CM7 Alpha 2.1 and H
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 317
Thanked 1,273 Times in 782 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by faber78 View Post
i think zip aligning and optimizing seemed to make things go smoother running during and after install....not a bad idea to do in my opinion.
At the very least it doesn't hurt, so...
bouchigo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 24th, 2011, 03:44 PM   #28 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Incredible write up, very thorough. I came across this thread while searching for solution to a different issue. I'm ok with my current text colors, changed out what I needed. I'm trying to get my dialer (blurphone) looking the way I want it. I'm completely stuck on the keypad numbers - both color and font. I can live with the font, but the blinding white has to go.
scorpio333 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 28th, 2011, 12:53 AM   #29 (permalink)
faber78
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

we need a short write up
(even just a paragraph) on how to get java in your path.
 
Reply With Quote
Old February 15th, 2011, 01:28 PM   #30 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
darkcyber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: North Alabama
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,438
 
Device(s): Samsung Note 3
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 754
Thanked 141 Times in 103 Posts
Default

Wow! Never realized how involved all this was. What if you want to use different images in a theme...how do you do that? i.e. you wanted a theme based on the Ocean and you wanted Ocean pictures as your desktop image.

Thanks for all the time you put into this tutorial. So, what are the chances of toasting my X by playing around with this?
darkcyber is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old February 15th, 2011, 02:33 PM   #31 (permalink)
faber78
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

to change a wallpaper you can just drop the image on your sd card and select it, or you can drap drop it into the drawable hdpi folder with the same name as the wallpaper found in there already. there is another, i believe you can replace as well in one of the other drawable folders.

to change things around entirely you can open to counts of 7zip; one with the things you want to move in to the other, the other that you want to change things in.

then going from same folder to same folder; drag drop the image you want moved in to the other 7zip. then close 7zip and boot theme.

ex.: i want a status bar from theme A and to keep the rest of theme B.

open theme A in 7zip and go to drawable hdpi, find status bar png (image file for status bar), open theme B in another 7zip to same folder as theme A.
drag drop the status bar png from theme A in to the same folder of theme B. it overwrites the old status bar. close 7zip and boot theme. i now have the new status bar in my other theme.
 
Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2011, 12:15 PM   #32 (permalink)
faber78
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

changing the script you see when loading your theme (updater script)

if im gonna want a script visible when people load my theme i try to port it into an acceptable for the rom theme with updater script already in it. ive tried to move an updater script over and it caused problems on load up.

go in to the theme you want to change the script on with 7zip and go to

META-INF\com\google\android\ (keep opening those folders until you see updater script)....then drag drop it on to hxd (download link in above tutorials for hxd).

find all the script put in there previously (usually between quotations) and highlight it, then start typing what you want (leave quotations and other fancy marks you want to stay)....when you are dont use the space bar to get rid of any leftover writing you dont want.
then save and drag drop it back in to the same place you found it.

you're done; you should see your words on boot/installation of the theme.
 
Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2011, 12:11 PM   #33 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bouchigo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Stockton, CA
Posts: 3,756
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus, Droid X running Liberty 3v2.0 with ICS theme, and HP Touchpad with CM7 Alpha 2.1 and H
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 317
Thanked 1,273 Times in 782 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by faber78 View Post
changing the script you see when loading your theme (updater script)

if im gonna want a script visible when people load my theme i try to port it into an acceptable for the rom theme with updater script already in it. ive tried to move an updater script over and it caused problems on load up.

go in to the theme you want to change the script on with 7zip and go to

META-INF\com\google\android\ (keep opening those folders until you see updater script)....then drag drop it on to hxd (download link in above tutorials for hxd).

find all the script put in there previously (usually between quotations) and highlight it, then start typing what you want (leave quotations and other fancy marks you want to stay)....when you are dont use the space bar to get rid of any leftover writing you dont want.
then save and drag drop it back in to the same place you found it.

you're done; you should see your words on boot/installation of the theme.
It's a lot easier to just create your own script or edit an existing one in notepad++. I didn't realize you were doing it like this
bouchigo is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to bouchigo For This Useful Post:
Old February 25th, 2011, 12:14 PM   #34 (permalink)
faber78
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

tutorial....we need a tutorial!!! go bo! go bo!^


lol....
 
Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2011, 12:17 PM   #35 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bouchigo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Stockton, CA
Posts: 3,756
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus, Droid X running Liberty 3v2.0 with ICS theme, and HP Touchpad with CM7 Alpha 2.1 and H
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 317
Thanked 1,273 Times in 782 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by faber78 View Post
tutorial....we need a tutorial!!! go bo! go bo!^


lol....
It's pretty simple actually, you just install notepad++ open the updater-script with notepad++, make your changes, save, and that's pretty much it.
bouchigo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2011, 12:21 PM   #36 (permalink)
faber78
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

well look at that....lol....
is there a limit to how much you can type?
slacker on the tutorial....booooo.....
wheres our putting java in your path tutorial.....more boooooo..


boooo.....lol....
 
Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2011, 01:08 PM   #37 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bouchigo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Stockton, CA
Posts: 3,756
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus, Droid X running Liberty 3v2.0 with ICS theme, and HP Touchpad with CM7 Alpha 2.1 and H
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 317
Thanked 1,273 Times in 782 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by faber78 View Post
well look at that....lol....
is there a limit to how much you can type?
slacker on the tutorial....booooo.....
wheres our putting java in your path tutorial.....more boooooo..


boooo.....lol....
I don't think there is a limit to what you can type, never really tried to max it out. You can type quite a bit before you could ever reach the limit, if there even is one

Maybe this weekend if I get some time I can do something about that tutorial.....I don't see people asking for it though.
bouchigo is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to bouchigo For This Useful Post:
Old February 25th, 2011, 03:37 PM   #38 (permalink)
faber78
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

I was Just messing with ya
 
Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2011, 04:24 PM   #39 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bouchigo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Stockton, CA
Posts: 3,756
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus, Droid X running Liberty 3v2.0 with ICS theme, and HP Touchpad with CM7 Alpha 2.1 and H
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 317
Thanked 1,273 Times in 782 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by faber78 View Post
I was Just messing with ya
I know, but I will try to make some time for it if you really think it's a good idea.
bouchigo is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to bouchigo For This Useful Post:
Old February 25th, 2011, 04:47 PM   #40 (permalink)
faber78
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

If you feel like it, makes for a better community....and less questions....lol
 
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old February 25th, 2011, 04:51 PM   #41 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bouchigo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Stockton, CA
Posts: 3,756
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus, Droid X running Liberty 3v2.0 with ICS theme, and HP Touchpad with CM7 Alpha 2.1 and H
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 317
Thanked 1,273 Times in 782 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by faber78 View Post
If you feel like it, makes for a better community....and less questions....lol
If I end up doing it, I will probably send it to you so you can post it on this thread
bouchigo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2011, 07:28 PM   #42 (permalink)
faber78
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

Right on....thread is all stuff you taught me....good place for it
 
Reply With Quote
Old February 27th, 2011, 01:47 AM   #43 (permalink)
faber78
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Default

added bo's getting java in your path tutorial
thanks bro

(toward the top).
 
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to For This Useful Post:
bouchigo (February 27th, 2011)
Old February 27th, 2011, 01:56 AM   #44 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bouchigo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Stockton, CA
Posts: 3,756
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus, Droid X running Liberty 3v2.0 with ICS theme, and HP Touchpad with CM7 Alpha 2.1 and H
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 317
Thanked 1,273 Times in 782 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by faber78 View Post
added bo's getting java in your path tutorial
thanks bro

(toward the top).
No problem, hopefully it will come in handy for some
bouchigo is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to bouchigo For This Useful Post:
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Motorola Droid X > Droid X - All Things Root
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:14 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.